Gentbrugse Meersen – Rattendaal Park

Gentbrugse Meersen – Rattendaal Park
Evi/Pyar Kaur
20 April 2019


The frying pans hanging from the tree


Tree with eye and nose ?


It is the tree with frying pans hanging from its branch


Horse chestnut leaves


Evi in a dead tree


Are you sitting comfortably ?

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The Telegraph and Argus – Super Sikhs help make Bradford Race for Life one to remember

Nathan Atkinson

Bradford – West Yorkshire – UK, 18 May 2019. Bradford’s annual Race for Life has proved successful yet again, with one particular community throwing itself into the event with relish.

The race’s area events manager, Simon Round, said he was blown away by the response from Sikhs in Bradford to the event at Lister Park. The 2019 edition is the first in which sons and whole families can compete, along with mothers and daughters.

Mr Round enthused: “I visited the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara on Leeds Road in the build up to the event and it was so well received that we would have a mix of males, females and families this year.

“Loads of members from their Gulab Gang came along to race today, both men and women, which was just fantastic.”

He added: “Sikhs have really grasped this event over the last two or three years, and numbers have increased dramatically.

“They always bring along lots of food for our volunteers and today, a big group from the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara came to support their runners and brought a van load of water, refreshments and samosas for our volunteers.

“One year we even had four or five Sikh ladies arrange for some particular material to be brought over from India for their racing saris*.

“They’re just a real community.”

Mr Round was extremely happy with how Saturday morning’s race went.

He enthused: “We had roughly about 800 people take part and we’re on target to raise £38,500 from the event.

“It was a really good turnout, the weather held and there were no medical incidents either.

“We’d very much love it to go as well next year.”

Nicki Embleton, a Cancer Research UK spokesperson, was also at the event on Saturday and she said the Sikhs from the temple created a wonderful atmosphere.

She also wanted to mention the tribute to a special young lady that we reported on last week.

Megan Carr succumbed to cancer at the age of just 18 in 2017 and never got the chance to compete in the event.

She did however have the honour of setting the runners off at Race for Life 2016, when she was invited as a VIP guest.

Three years later, she was back in spirit.

Ms Embleton said: “Megan’s mum Karen rang the bell to start the race and we got some great pictures of that.

“Each member of Megan’s family that competed all wore something of hers during the race, which was lovely.”

@NathanA_TandA Reporter

*Racing saris ? That sounds rather improbable to me, I think the author does not know what a sari is.
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https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17649374.super-sikhs-help-make-bradford-race-for-life-one-to-remember/

Gent – Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur – Nagar Kirtan

Gent Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


Sint-Pieters Nieuwstraat – Bagattenstraat

Pyar Kaur/Evi in dastar
Walpoortstraat

20 April 2019


Orange and blue


Her friend is pushing a buggy


In the sangat


Palki Sahib

Gentbrugge – Rattendaal Park
20 April 2019


No cooking !

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Gent – Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur – Nagar Kirtan

Gent Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


French Gatka Akhara
Sikh martial arts


French Gatka Akhara


French Gatka Akhara


Sint-Pieters Nieuwstraat – Walpoortstraat


The Sikh flag, Belgian flag, European flag, Flemish flag


Small Sings with small swords

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Gent – Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur – Nagar Kirtan

Gent Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


Girls with blue Khalsa flags in the lead


We wish you all a happy Vaisakhi


Boys with not very real swords


Khalsa flag, Belgian tri-color, European flag and the Flemish flag


French Gatka players in front of the Vooruit building


Gatka players

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Gent – Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur – Nagar Kirtan

Gent Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


Palki Sahib


Sikh sangat and a man with a bicycle


Panj Piare – The five beloved
In the image of the first five that came forward in 1699


The broom walas


Young mr Singh in a buggy


The Guru’s fauj

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Gent – Gurdwara Mata Sahib Kaur – Nagar Kirtan

Gent Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


Gurdwara Divan Hall


Gurdwara Divan Hall


The Gatka Jatha


The Gatka Jatha with the horn


Kortrijksepoortstraat
Behind the Palki Sahib


The decorated lorry with the palki sahib

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Rural Flanders – Aalter Station – Gent Nagar Kirtan

Rural Flanders
19 April 2019


The big fellow


Tulip – not from Amsterdam

Aalter – Aalter Station
19 April 2019


I walked back to Aalter station


Deux Chevaux in mint condition


Aalter Station

Gent Nagar Kirtan
20 April 2019


Panj Piare and the Guru Granth Sahib

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Aalter Station – Rural Flanders

Aalter Station
19 April 2019


Mysterious works


Aalter NMBS

Rural Flanders
19 April 2019


The Flemish wizard


An impressive bull !


Don’t pick a fight with this fellow


This one seems a lot friendlier

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Gent De Reep – Gentbrugge Schooldreef – Gent De Krook – Aalter Station

Gent De Reep
Nederschelde
16 April 2019


De Reep

Gentbrugge Schooldreef
Gent De Krook
18 April 2019


Tram 2 to Melle Leeuw


De Krook


De Krook – Muinkschelde – Kuiperskaai

Aalter Station
19 April 2019


Waiting for bus 87 to Lotenhulle


Aalter NMBS Station
Frequent services to Gent, Brugge and to North Sea resorts

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